We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Sets the Benchmark”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB
Ranked #17 of 80 Hotels in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 27, 2005

This is probably the best Courtyard I've ever stayed in. I've been Gold for Marriott for the past 5 years. This hotel is fantastic. Clean rooms, great bedding with fitted sheets. Big TV. Free internet. All this at a great price. If all Courtyards were this nice, the world would be a better place.

  • Stayed: September 2005, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
10  Thank jonesytv
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (316)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

312 - 316 of 316 reviews

Reviewed August 15, 2005

I, a single female, stayed in the Courtyard Marriott Downtown UAB Thu Aug. 11 thru Sun Aug 14. It was my first visit to Birmingham. I was there for a class which was being held at the Sheraton/Civic Center. The workshop coordinators negotiated a discounted rate for us at the Sheraton but it wasn't up to par. I checked in and checked right back out. I opted instead to ride around the city and personally check out each hotel I drove by till I found something suitable. The Courtyard Marriott was the BEST by far!! (much better than some of the big name hotels; ie. Sheraton, Radisson, Tutwiler)

If you have a car, The Courtyard Marriott is less than a 5 minute drive to pretty much anything in the Downtown Birmingham area. At the hotel there is a $6 fee for parking on-site or in the parking garage. Before you pay that fee though know that there is a lot $2 all day parking lot on 4th across from Shoney's and another $3 all day lot directly across from that, though I don't know if they have in-and-out privileges. Otherwise, metered street parking is FREE all day on the weekends and .25 cents per hour from 8 to 6pm during the week. I felt safe walking alone at night to and from the hotel when parking.

From my understanding the hotel hasn't been open very long so everything is new and in top notch condition. The staff is very professional though a little stiff. I felt like they treated each guest as if they were a mystery shopper; but that is by no means a complaint.

The hotel provides FREE wireless internet access. There is a restaurant on-site (which I didn't utilize). Otherwise, very nearby is a Milo's, Subway, Shoney's, Arby's, McDonald's and some other deli spot that I can't remember the name of right now. Each room has a fridge and there's a microwave to use downstairs in the lobby.

If you haven't made a reservation prior to your arrival to the hotel beware the rate they quote you at the front desk can be beat by at least $50 PER NIGHT if you book online at Marriott.com. There's a computer in the hotel lobby, use it.

My only complaint: the curtains aren't the best light blockers. They aren't heavy enough, dark enough and they don't overlap properly.

Hope this helps. If I'm ever in Birmingham again, I will definitely stay here again. It's a great hotel!!

  • Stayed: August 2005, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
28  Thank cindycinn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 12, 2014
Google Translation

Stayed: October 2014, traveled on business
Thank Izabella C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 8, 2014
Google Translation

Stayed: August 2014, traveled on business
Thank Elisa407
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 13, 2011
Google Translation

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank traveller1E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Birmingham hotels
0.9 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham Downtown - The Tutwiler
0.3 mi away
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Birmingham
0.2 mi away
SpringHill Suites Birmingham Downtown at UAB
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown at UAB
7 mi away
Birmingham Marriott
Birmingham Marriott
#25 of 80 in Birmingham
464 reviews
8.8 mi away
Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB

Address: 1820 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-1809
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Alabama > Birmingham
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range: $137 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB 3*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blaze your way to a successful stay at Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB. Our modern hotel offers unbeatable access to UAB Hospital. Just take our connecting sky bridge to attend an informational lecture or visit loved ones. We are also within walking distance from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a short drive from Vulcan Park & Museum, Five Points South and Birmingham Zoo. Following your eventful day, make yourself at home in our rooms and suites. We provide complimentary Wi-Fi, luxurious bedding and ergonomic workstations. After some rest, wake up and boost your energy with a workout at our fitness center. Then satisfy your built-up appetite at The Bistro, open for breakfast and dinner. We also feature a Market stocked with snacks and beverages for your convenience. When it comes to your work needs, we have you covered with equipped event venues and a business center. Whatever the reason for your visit, Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB is here to serve you. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Marriott, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Booking.com, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, HotelQuickly and getaroom.com so you can book your Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Courtyard By Marriott Birmingham Downtown Uab Hotel Birmingham
Courtyard Birmingham Downtown Uab
Birmingham Courtyard
Birmingham Marriott

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing